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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Andrew Griffiths’s votes
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Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
53 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2016.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
32 votes for, 57 votes against, 12 absences, between 2011–2019.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew Griffiths’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew Griffiths’s full vote analysis page for more.
In Staffordshire, we welcome the 90 new police officers we are getting as part of the Government’s investment, but we also recognise the danger that those officers put themselves in every day. Officers are asking for access to Tasers in order to keep them safe. Will the Home Secretary commit that any police officer who wants a Taser will get one, and when will they be getting hold of them?
The Secretary of State talks about rejoicing, and Opposition Members have talked about the hospitals that he should visit. He is welcome in Burton at any time. We had £22 million invested in the health village as a result of his last visit, and just this week he has announced another £11 million for two new operating theatres. That proves that it is this Government who are investing in our...
I thank the Secretary of State for giving way, because he gives me the opportunity to deliver on a promise that I made to the parents of four-year-old Michal in my constituency, who asked me to personally thank the Secretary of State because it was as a result of his intervention that Michal, who has Batten disease—childhood Alzheimer’s—has access to the drug that will save his life. It...
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Former Conservative MP for Burton
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Andrew Griffiths campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Home Department
- Drugs: Rehabilitation
- Prisons: Drugs
- Children in Care
- Offences Against Children: Compensation
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (15 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (9 Jan 2018 to 14 Jul 2018)
- Member, Committee of Selection (12 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Committee of Selection (12 Sep 2017 to 11 Jan 2018)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (1 Nov 2010 to 31 Oct 2013)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Businessfore
Address of donor: 27 Rosebery Avenue, New Malden KT3 4JR
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Date received: 18 September 2019
Date accepted: 18 September 2019
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 30 September 2019)
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